Children 'screaming and crying' after horror UK rollercoaster incident leaves several injured

The incident took place at Oakwood Theme Park
-Credit: (Image: Media Wales John Myers)

Several people have been left injured following a horror incident on a UK rollercoaster which left kids "crying" out in fear.

The Bounce ride at Oakwood Theme Park experienced an '"emergency stop" on July 10, with theme park goers onboard claiming they saw the ride quickly drop to ground level.

One visitor on board the ride told Wales Online that there were around 20 people on the ride when it "fell to the floor without slowing down".

The eyewitness claims school-age children were "screaming and crying" as the ride "went up and down a few times" before it "fell quickly to the ground from about halfway up the tower".

They also slammed the park for the way the incident was handled and alleged they only stopped and helped people who "complained of pain or anything wrong".

They added: "There have been no apologies from the park, they only gave information for guest relations because we asked for it to take it further after the fact we were told no management was available."

A Spokesperson for Oakwood Theme Park told local media: “During operation today, our drop tower ride Bounce experienced a programmed Emergency Stop Procedure in response to the ride drop height during a guest cycle.

"The stoppage which resulted in the passenger gondola stopping in the ride brakes was attended to by our park team and the ride was lowered to the ground where guests were able to disembark."

They added: "Several guests reported minor lower back pain immediately after the occurrence and were attended to by our onsite team of First Aiders, where assistance was provided.

"One group sought additional treatment locally, whilst others continued their day at the park. Bounce will remain closed whilst we consult with the ride manufacturer.”

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